Immigrants Complaining of Disparate Treatment by Law Enforcement

Undocumented Immigrant Checkpoints Target Low Income Areas Including Children's Schools. Several Mexican-American neighborhoods in Southern Texas are reporting an increase in immigration checkpoints and stings.
Several Mexican-American neighborhoods in Southern Texas are reporting an increase in immigration checkpoints and stings. The U.S. Constitution mandates that all classes of people are treated equally, and in what turns out to be a violation of this clause, law enforcement is targeting poor areas. There are no accounts of heightened anti-illegal activity in more affluent vicinities. Parents of children attending the local Head Start schools are nervous about picking up their kids because Texas Law Enforcement has set up checkpoints near the schools.
It is believed that this aggressive effort may be in response to President Obama's recent policy expressing the administration's desire not to arrest or deport the undocumented immigrants that are parents of minor children born in America. The administration is being blasted by Republicans for adding yet another group of illegal immigrants to the list of those that officials should try to prevent from being deported.
A prominent Mexican-American group has notified the Department of Justice concerning this allegation of disparate treatment. Senator Juan ‘Chuy’ Hinojosa and Representative Joaquin Castro have been alerted to this violation of rights. Immigration activists are urged to call DOJ hotline phone number at 1-855-353-1010 to report this unfair treatment.
The 2013 Legal Immigration Reform Bill will help identify undocumented immigrants and strengthen national security. Bringing these individuals into the light will allow them to report crimes and suspicious activity without fear of police discovering their undocumented status and arresting them. Passage of this bill will be a step towards repair of the country's immigration system.